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August 24, 2019

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Location:

U of A

Member Since:

May 16, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

teen PR's:

11.8 100m(2017)

4:46 mile(2015)

15:14 3 mile(2017)

26:40 8k(2016)

Short-Term Running Goals:

get fit.

get more fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

100 marathon club member before 25(through long runs)

Personal:

21 year-old honors student at University of Alabama. Ran my first half marathon in 2010, been hooked ever since.

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training, what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of - Plato

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 150.00 Month: 437.50 Year: 2023.70
Streak LT 2 White Lifetime Miles: 272.05
Saucony Type A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.10
Fast Lifetime Miles: 401.60
Nike Vomero 10 Pink Lifetime Miles: 529.45
OG Vic Lifetime Miles: 17.00
All Black Pegs Lifetime Miles: 749.50
Pegaroos 36 Lifetime Miles: 924.50
Pegaroos Pair 2 Lifetime Miles: 50.00
Total Distance
15.00

10 in the morning on the track. Left achilles felt a bit twingy at about 9.5 in, hopped on the grass and felt better, still felt it a tiny bit though. Not sure if it's from the speed stuff yesterday or running on the track for my morning 10-miler the past few days, either way might move the long run to Friday and do away with the second workout this week, we'll see. Hopefully I'm making a bigger deal about it than it is.

5 miles in the evening on the intramurals. First mile calves were hurting, even though I've already figured it out it's worth mentioning for future reference/less experienced readers of mine(hi Eva) that even if you're in superb general running shape, running on "all cylinders" can hurt you all the same as it puts more strain on muscles that are needed for that(so, calves). So even if I'm running nearly 120 miles a week, I still have to ease in high-end speed as if I weren't. I partly blame myself on slacking on sprint Saturday's these past couple weeks. Despite that, after about 1.5 my legs started feeling REALLY good. So I started dropping the pace, and nothing hurt, nothing felt tight, nothing fatigued any more than before. So I kept speeding up, and kept doing it until it culminated in a good progressive run with a sub-6 last mile. Nothing too impressive, but this is the first time since before I hurt my calf in May that I ended a run with that. And it felt SO good! Even though these workouts haven't been much I feel like the mileage is increasing the benefits tenfold. My easy run pace has dropped significantly this past week. Happy the achilles wasn't anything more serious. Happy about running. Happy about life. Speaking of, did my physical today, passed the drug test and got blood drawn to find out I dodged the hepatitis bug once again, so I'm cleared to officially start working as a Primary Care Assistant at the hospital! It's probably the lowest you can be on the path to a medical career, but it's also something no one else at my school has(I'm the only UA student working there).

Fast Miles: 1.00Pegaroos 36 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Zack on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 08:35:18 from 174.23.149.142

You training for something rn??

From Eugene on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 17:42:31 from 73.58.34.45

I took about a year and a half off of running more than a couple 30-minute runs a week, then I decided to start doing 30-40 a week to get in good shape for the ladies. Once I achieved that the running addiction began once again, and I decided I wanted to see if I could run over 100 miles again. Once I achieved that I wanted to see if I could get in the best mileage shape of my life. I got that down a couple of weeks ago, not sure now. Well, I am, but I try not to focus on it too much - I'd like to try and get a scholarship to run for UA. Looking back at when I tried in 2016, there were some admirable things I did, but I did a LOT of stuff wrong. I think it'd be super cool to come back 3 years later and try again since I'm in a 5-year program. Maybe I'd even get to see my Utah friends on the track once again one day :-)

Super psyched you're back by the way. The blog wasn't the same without you! I'm super stoked to hear about all your BYU adventures.

From Kenny the Apache on Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 10:49:24 from 65.48.74.201

Eugene, it is awesome to see your progress in mileage and running fitness in general! I hope to see us both continue to progress in our running endeavors!

From Eugene on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 06:54:53 from 73.58.34.45

Thanks Kenny, I do too. I can't believe you did an ultra race before me! Hopefully you get to a place where you're doing a couple of solid workouts every week soon, I'm sure those will be fun to read.

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